• Optus cyber-attack: how do you know if your identity has been stolen and what will happen to your data?

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    After a massive data breach potentially exposed the personal information of millions of people, there are a lot of questions. If you are an Optus customer, this is what you need to know Get our free news app , morning email briefing or daily news podcast The cyber-attack on Optus has left millions of customers with questions about what will happen to the private data that hackers may have obtained, and how they can protect themselves from identity fraud. Optus announced on Thursday that hackers had obtained data including customers' names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses...
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  • Optus cyber-attack: company opposed changes to privacy laws to give customers more rights over their data

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    In its submission to Privacy Act review telco said giving people right to erase personal data would involve ‘significant' hurdles and costs Optus data breach: who is affected, what has been taken and what should you do? Customers' personal data stolen as Optus suffers massive cyber-attack Get our free news app , morning email briefing or daily news podcast Optus has repeatedly opposed a proposed change to privacy laws that would give customers the right to request their data be destroyed, with the telco arguing there were “significant hurdles” to implementing such a system and it would...
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  • How not to tell customers their data is at risk: The perils of the Optus approach

    13 days ago - By Phys.org

    Optus fears data on up to 9.8 million of its customers has been accessed in a sophisticated cyberattack-including, for some customers, passport and drivers license details, as well as phone numbers, dates of birth and email addresses.
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